Music Moves Us
Wolf Trap Welcomes Its New Class of Teaching Artists
Apr 22, 2022

Wolf Trap Welcomes Its New Class of Teaching Artists

Recently, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts added five new professional artists from the DC-metro area to its roster of 255 teaching artists. From a bilingual clarinetist to a children’s book author, these new teaching artists come from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines, but what unites them is their love of the arts, and their desire to share that...

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Four Arts Strategies for Connecting With Babies and Toddlers
Apr 22, 2022

Four Arts Strategies for Connecting With Babies and Toddlers

As a young parent, there is often no moment more gratifying than seeing your baby light up. Whether through a smile, a giggle, or a wiggle, your child is demonstrating through a non-verbal movement or expression that he or she has made a connection. Research shows that in the first years of life, the brain forms one million new neural connections every second. Those connections...

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Winding Down With Wolf Trap
Apr 22, 2022

Winding Down With Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap’s Valerie Carroll Helps Establish Bedtime Routines for Prince George’s County Families with Baby ArtsPlay!™ It’s the end of the day, and you’re exhausted from a hard day’s work. You’ve just finished cleaning up the dishes, and now it’s time to get your children ready for bed so you can have a few minutes for yourself. Down the hall your children go to gather...

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New Music From Summer 2022 Performers
Feb 18, 2022

New Music From Summer 2022 Performers

Catch up on the newest releases from The Head and the Heart, Ben Rector, and Elvis Costello, then get your tickets to see them live this summer! The Head and the Heart Claiming top spots on multiple Billboard charts with songs like “Honeybee” and “Rivers and Roads”, the Seattle indie-folk collective makes their way to the Filene Center stage on Thursday, June 9. Their Wolf...

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Bringing Chamber Music to Life
Jan 06, 2022

Bringing Chamber Music to Life

Chamber performances at The Barns have long played a vital role in Wolf Trap’s history, and since The Barns’ first season, countless classical musicians have shown off their awe-inspiring prowess and masterful artistry. For the 2021–2022 Chamber Music at The Barns season, Wolf Trap welcomes back Wu Han as Artistic Advisor, and continues its close partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Wolf...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers
Dec 20, 2021

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers

Looking for New Year’s resolutions that are easy to commit to? Music holds the key! From discovering new artists to sharing your favorite songs, adding some music-inspired items to your 2022 resolution list is a sure way to keep you motivated all year round. Here are a few ideas from the Wolf Trap team. Start a “Playlist of the Month” Club Admit it, there are...

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Holiday Recipes from Wolf Trap
Dec 08, 2021

Holiday Recipes from Wolf Trap

When the temperature drops outside, we turn up the heat inside—particularly in the kitchen! With the holidays approaching, Wolf Trap’s Executive Chef Chris Faessen is sharing a brand new recipe. Chef Chris and his team are responsible for the delicious fare served at The Barns at Wolf Trap and a variety of other Wolf Trap events and dinners. Check out his recipe for a sticky toffee...

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A 40-Year Look at The Barns
Oct 14, 2021

A 40-Year Look at The Barns

Forty years ago, The Barns at Wolf Trap opened its 200-year-old doors. Ever since, breathtaking music has filled the warm space and captivated audiences. Following the opening of the Filene Center only 10 years earlier, Wolf Trap founder Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse set out in the early 1980s to introduce a second, more intimate performing arts venue with a goal to keep the music playing...

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Master Teaching Artist Perspective: Wincey Terry-Bryant: Finding ‘AHA!’ Moments in Everyday Learning
Oct 04, 2021

Master Teaching Artist Perspective: Wincey Terry-Bryant: Finding ‘AHA!’ Moments in Everyday Learning

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Wincey Terry-Bryant traces her love of music back to a small Pentecostal church in Jersey City, N.J., where she first learned to sing. “We didn’t have musicians,” she says, “so our choir sang a capella.” Their choir director, Carolyn Dale, had perfect pitch and drilled them regularly on harmony. One Sunday morning, Terry-Bryant was asked to fill in for one...

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Hawai’i Wolf Trap New Artist Training
Oct 04, 2021

Affiliate Spotlight: New Teaching Artist Trainings

What are the qualities of an effective teaching artist? Is it a love of the arts, or an interest in working with children? Is it a formal degree or years of experience as a professional artist? This is something the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts team contemplates on a regular basis. Their job is to develop teaching artists into dynamic communicators...

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Three Arts Strategies For Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Into Your Classroom
Oct 04, 2021

Three Arts Strategies For Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Into Your Classroom

What does it mean to “meet students where they are”? In 2017, the Aurora Institute released a series of briefs1 that championed this concept, in which it called upon educators to look at students from a more holistic perspective: students could not truly thrive if they were academically competent, but were struggling in other areas, Aurora Institute advised. Teachers needed to gauge where their students...

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Catching Up With Latin Duo 123 Andrés, Rock Star Champions for Little Language Learners
Aug 16, 2021

Catching Up With Latin Duo 123 Andrés, Rock Star Champions for Little Language Learners

It’s hard to be around Latin Grammy-winning duo Andrés and Christina and not smile. The positive energy they exude on stage, as 123 (Uno, Dos, Tres) Andrés, is infectious─and is a testament to their popularity in the children’s music industry. What their fans might not know is that Andrés and Christina are also Teaching Artists for Wolf Trap’s Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts....

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